Ken Avidor and Kevin Cannon Both Win the Gold in The Society of Professional Journalists Page One Awards
Big congratulations to Conspirators Ken Avidor and Kevin Cannon on both winning a gold in the Society of Professional Journalists Page One Awards. Ken won a gold (with Steve Kaplan) for best commissioned illustration for his piece The 2008 Republican National Convention: A Graphic Novelette. Kevin won a gold for best Editorial Page Cartoon for his piece Xcape from Xcel (done for the City Pages Comix Issue last year). Nice work, fellas!
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Magazine – Story, Design and Photography: Best commissioned illustration — LESS than 50K
The 2008 Republican National Convention: A Graphic Novelette
Ken Avidor/Steve Kaplan – Minnesota Law & Politics
More “graphic” than “novelette,” Avidor and Kaplan do a nice job summing up the RNC in a format that gives the reader the gist of the event far more efficiently than paragraphs of prose would do. Well done.
Newspaper – Editorial and Opinion: Editorial page cartoon — 50K+
Xcape from Xcel
Kevin Cannon – City Pages
This is not a “get it at a glance” editorial cartoon. The detail and thought that went into it took some time to appreciate. The political faces are well done. Just the idea of politics as a game gives this another level of meaning. We identify with “electrocuted while punching a TV”!